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From seed to a market stall near you - learn about the cultivation process of the avocado, in one of the countries which is an important kitchen garden on an international level, Guatemala..
Nowadays avocados pop up everywhere from your local street market to Waitrose, but have you ever wondered what goes into producing them? On a tour from Antigua, Guatemala you’ll witness all the processes involved in cultivation of avocado, from flowering to harvesting, and from classification through to maturing, packing and distribution.
Your English-speaking guide will steer you through the nursery, explaining step-by-step how the fruit is cultivated from seed to avocado tree, and move on to visit the processing plant to learn more about the storage, sorting, maturing, packing and distribution.
;After the tour – naturally - you will have the opportunity to taste the ripe fruit and you will also learn how to make its signature product, guacamole. Later there’s a short pause to enjoy the coffee-garden which has beautiful mountain views.
Antigua and the highlands
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Ben Line - Travel Expert
Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year. He is now Head of Sales.
Sophie Barber - Travel Expert
Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia and beyond to Antarctica.
Hannah Waterhouse - Travel Expert
Hannah had an early introduction to Latin America when her family moved to Ecuador and she returned to study in Buenos Aires for a year before backpacking across the continent.
Kathryn Rhodes - Travel Expert
Kathryn backpacked across Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru before joining us. She has a degree in Philosophy and French and is a keen netball player.
Paul Winrow-Giffin - Travel Expert
After graduating in Computer Science, Paul spent seven months travelling from Colombia to Argentina and came home hooked on Latin America.
Carrie Gallagher - Travel Expert
A former JLA tour leader, Carrie brings a wealth of on-the-ground experience to our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours department.